Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
can see individual questions all sorted by topic. c-span.org/debates. on thursday, charlie cook, editor of the cook political report, called the debate a game changer for romney speaking at an event hosted by the national journal including pollsters. this is one hour, 15 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. if i could invite you to take your seats. we're going to go ahead and get started. thank you all for joining us here on this rather cumin thursday. thank you to everyone joining us on the lives dream -- live stream on nationaljournal.com and on c-span2. my name is victoria. i'm a senior vice president and it's a pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful discussion this morning. before we get started, just a few items to give you a sense of what is coming. charlie will be here in a moment and he will give us his take on last night's debate. he will be joined by two guests after who will also offer their perspectives on the debate and the upcoming elections. we are grateful to all of our participants this morning who will take questions so think about what you would like to ask
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
? and charlie chris will join me. >>> meanwhile, fact checkers are busy today after mitt romney tries to reexplain his tax plan, the president calling it mr. romney's "oh nevermind strategy." and specifically, which debate matters most, the first or the last? ron reagan and megan mccain join me with their takes on that. much more coming up after this. i'm barack oba ma, and i approve i'm barack this message. oba these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? >>> good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. the president looks unprepared and his team tries to regroup while romney and fair-weather republicans bask in the after glow. mitt romney trying to keep the momentum alive. president obama trying to recover from headlines like this.
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
i think that is telling. i was with charlie cook last night. one of the prognosticators around here. charlie famously set some time back that if president obama is reelected it will be despite the economy. if governor romney gets elected it will be despite his campaign. and i think that is playing out right now, and that the part of it is this 50 percent attitude. i think the other thing, governor romney, i think he grew up in a privileged environment. just like i want to give my daughter all that i can. his father wanted to do the same. became, you know, was somewhat isolated with the schools. i think sort of thinking along the way. and i think he also, his parents instill upon them that because of those privileges he had a responsibility. and that is, what you might say, class and the responsibility to give back and to, you know, to be a leader. and so i think he wants to be president because he wants to make good decisions. he once said, with the circumstances as the ambassador said, he wants to reorganize the government so that it's efficient. but unlike bill clinton who could t
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
as excited as this? it was the weigh in that answered charlie brown's age old question. >> oh, great pumpkin, where are you? >> there it is. the scale tips 2,009 pounds. ron wallace ended up in the arms of his fellow giant pumpkin growers at the fair in massachusetts. a one-ton pumpkin is equivalent to the four-minute mile. that from 2006 when he last broke the record. the one-ton pumpkin is named a freak 2. it came from the seed of the freak 1, which tie died on the vine last year. the freak 2 won a $5,50 prize, plus a bonus. wa wallace was growing giant pumpkins is addictive. >> put one of these in the ground and get hooked, never grow back to growing vegetables again. >> it may be biggest pumpkin, wouldn't win a beauty content instead of being around and round. look more like a globe of fat. why did he look so homely? >> it's genetics. they grow at such a quick pace, they get distorted. >> for now, it's an object of admiration. eventually, it will probably be carved. >> breeding giant pumpkins is like horse racing. >> the freak 2's seeds could sell anywhere from 200 to $3,000 per seed to